[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc position in Atmospheric Modelling at the IGMK – University of Cologne, Germany

Samuel Albani salbani at uni-koeln.de
Fri Jul 15 08:08:16 MDT 2016

Dear colleagues,

the Atmospheric Modelling group (Prof. Yaping Shao) at the Institute  
for Geophysics and Meteorology at the University of Cologne (Germany)  
is offering a Postdoc position for 4 years starting in Summer/Fall  
2016, within the Collaborative Research Center SFB1211 “Earth –  
Evolution at the Dry Limit”. The project title is “Development and  
application of a Statistic-Dynamic Aeolian-Biogenic Model”.

We offer a productive and interdisciplinary working atmosphere  
including several possibilities for career development. The salary is  
based on the German E13 TV-L scale if terms and conditions under  
collective bargaining law are fulfilled.

Job description: The postdoc will perform high-resolution atmospheric  
simulations over the Atacama with the Weather Research and Forecast  
(WRF) regional model for present-day and paleoclimate conditions.  
Those simulations will be integrated within a Statistic-Dynamic  
Aeolian-Biogenic Model (SDABM). The dynamical core will consist of  
existing atmospheric and aeolian modules, as well as a new biogenic  
module to be developed in parallel within our research group. The  
statistical component consists in the identification of climate modes  
and frequency via Empirical Orthogonal Functions, the dynamic core  
simulations for each climate mode, and the recombination of modes to  
determine the climatologies. The simulations will be extensively  
compared against modern and paleoclimate data from the literature and  
from the field and remote sensing campaigns within SFB 1211.

Requirements: We expect strong interest in atmospheric science with  
specialization in global/regional
modelling of the atmosphere. Applicants should have a  
Master-of-Science-equivalent university degree in meteorology,  
geophysics, physics or mathematics and preferably hold a PhD degree.  
Experience in scientific programming, preferably in a UNIX/LINUX  
environment, and knowledge in computational modelling is highly  
desirable. Candidates must possess excellent communication skills both  
in written and spoken English.

Applications: Interested candidates should send a CV; a cover letter  
describing background, training and research interests; certificates;  
and the contact information of two referees as a single PDF to  
meteo-jobs at uni‐koeln.de. Please clearly indicate which position you  
apply for. Review of
applications will begin immediately and continue until August 15,  
2016. The selected
candidate is expected to start as soon as possible.

The complete job ad is available at the following link:

For more information contact:
Prof. Dr. Yaping Shao: yshao at uni-koeln.de
or Dr. Samuel Albani: s.albani at uni-koeln.de.
Web: http://www.geomet.uni-koeln.de/en/rg-shao/

Dr. Samuel Albani

Research Associate
Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Cologne
Pohligstrasse 3, 50969, Koeln, Germany
web: https://sites.google.com/site/samuelalbani/

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